It’s almost poetic how something as small as a butterfly flapping it’s wings, might be causing a tornado in some part of the world far away.
'Insignificance' has an integral place in the intricate web of fortunate coincidences called life. Monumental happenings, or Macro changes don’t happen overnight. The wheels are set into motion at a very fundamental level, the level 'zero', which is sometimes overlooked. But it is this very insignificance of zero, which makes it indispensable. Similarly, the biggest small change begins when we harness each and every trace of energy inside us to take that small step or a blind leap for that matter. The best part? It might not be a conscious decision.
Greatness is achieved in that singular moment. The moment that creates you. The moment that starts the whole thing. You’d never know what alternate reality was to be found if you undid everything. You cannot deny the effect you have on universe. Everything you do will lead to something bigger. Stagnation would eliminate the possibilities of all the feats you would've achieved, all the lives you might’ve influenced. You might or might not be the next hero of the generation but you can make sure that you take a step in the right direction.
This year TEDxKIITUniversity recognizes the importance of seizing the moment, recognizes that all great things happen in increments. This year we believe in starting small. This year we celebrate an individual’s worth, a small step's vitality- the biggest small change!
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.
The conference of 2017 extends its platform to highlight the underlying issues of our community and strives to bring the speakers who are willing to touch the fifth dimension and shatter the norms. We aim to put forward a conference, generic enough to address the singularity of society in the most elegant manner. Our team is already set into motion to get the most innovative and life-changing ideas to light, ideas which may seem small but in reality will reform our lives largely.
TEDxKIITUniversity is aimed to provide a first-hand TED experience to its attendees . It offers a platform to integrate new people into the TED community which helps them to bridge the gap between ideas and actions. This year we are focussing on ideas which may seem small but have managed to bring about remarkable transformations in the community. TEDxKIITUniversity intends to extend its platform to individuals who have been working relentlessly to induce the 'biggest small change.
"TED is an international platform for people who want to present their ideas. Now, after TEDxKIITUniversity, I believe that here in Bhubaneswar, there are many bright minds looking for an opportunity to present their ideas."
"The second conference of TEDxKIITUniversity is going to be hosted in February and like I expected, more students of our varsity are involved in the TED activities. This conference should be more than any annual conference. The motto – ‘Ideas Worth Sharing’ should be applied in daily lives of people too."